Year: 1985 Source: Thesis (Ph.D.)-University of North Carolina, 1985. 373p. SIEC No: 19871118

The purpose of this research was to examine the consequences of the rapid rises in per capita consumption of alcohol in North Carolina during the 1960’s and 1970’s, as evidenced by state records of mortality from accidents, cirrhosis, homicide and suicide. Rates were correlated with consumption for six age-sex-race groups over a 26-year period. In general, homicide and suicide mortality did not show indications of an association with per capita trends in alcohol consumption.